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What is the mechanism for this user impersonation?

I'm trying to understand how this user impersonation might have taken place. Here's the scenario: Our controller got a call from our bank this morning about a suspicious wire transfer request. After ...
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1answer
133 views

Repairing Bluetooth devices in public places

The wonderful answer to the question "What can an attacker do with Bluetooth and how should it be mitigated?" suggests that frequently repairing Bluetooth devices is a "good idea™." Are there any ...
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301 views

Where do my keys come from for requests over SSL? [duplicate]

From what I understand, when you send information to a website over SSL, you encrypt the information you send with their public key. However, if you want to be able to decrypt the information they ...
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0answers
25 views

Determining the efficiency of a biometric system [duplicate]

How can find the efficiency of any biometric system is there an equation to find it? How is the efficiency of a biometric security system?
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1answer
61 views

Does RADIUS allow for eventual, gradual adoption of 2 Factor auth in an AD Environment?

We have several applications that leverage AD SAML (via Ping Federate) LDAP authentication from 3rd party applications Windows workstation / Exchange auth (Kerberos) IIS and web components (su4user,...
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2answers
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Can running a browser in Windows Compatibility Mode be a security issue?

I have several clients that are having trouble logging into vendor's web service. When talking to the vendor about the issue, they told me to set them up with Chrome running in Windows XP ...
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1answer
295 views

Does PCI DSS 1.4 include tablets and smartphones?

1.4 install personal firewall software on any mobile and/or employee-owned computers with direct connectivity to the Internet (for example, laptops used by employees), which are used to access the ...
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2answers
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Trace source and destination of an SMS message [closed]

Is it possible to trace the source or destination (location, even coordinates) of an SMS message ? If it is, is it possible to do it even if the phone is roaming in a different country ?
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104 views

Secure end-to-end when part of conversation must be over HTTP

We have a situation where a user's identity can be verified as follows: the network provider knows the identity of the user and injects secure headers into the HTTP request, which our servers can use ...
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2answers
79 views

Which mechanism did Flame use to avoid being identified?

I got a question that says "What is the major difference in the USB propagation system used by Flame with regard to Stuxnet to prevent being identified?". After Googling for a while, I haven't found ...
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253 views

Buffer Overflow Exploit Shellcode for Windows

Using a buffer overflow, I have been able to override return addresses. But the problem is that Windows addresses contain zeros at the beginning (e.g. 0x00401020). As a result, the objdump of any C ...
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2answers
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Can a 'fingerprint' file be used to track a stolen device?

A recent laptop theft, as well as concern that the data upon it might be deliberately accessed (on a drive with encryption or not), head lead me to think about how one might retroactively seek to ...
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MITM is impossibile when the gateway's arp entry is set to static?

As stated in the title. In my lab I am trying to arpspoof a so called "victim pc" that is using Windows 7. I do arp spoofing with arpspoof, but once run arp -a on the victim I see that the gateway ...
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Java AES encryption output length

I am trying to encrypt few database columns (string values) using Java AES algorithm. This is to protect certain sensitive data. For some users these data should decrypted. In Java AES encryption, if ...
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If a Windows laptop with an encrypted hard disk is stolen, can the contents be accessed by a professional hacker? [closed]

In other words, how easy is it to break into Windows without having the passwords for any of the users configured in the computer?
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2answers
323 views

Using HTTPS, can the target domain be seen?

If I go to https://google.com/q=test_query with from my browser, what traffic can be seen on the router? Can the domain name (google.com) be seen? If so, can I block all of the traffic to a web page ...
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1answer
130 views

Prevent someone to login to my website from teamviewer

I have my own suspicions that there are blocked users of my website that use Teamviewer to login to my site from their friends' pc. Is there any way to identify if the one who visit a website is using ...
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1answer
630 views

Metasploit generating strange shellcode

So I just used metasploit to generate the payload/linux/x86/shell_bind_tcp payload without null bytes (generate -t raw -b '\x00' -f shellcode). Here's the shellcode: $ xxd -p shellcode ...
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3G Femtocell at home: can anybody connect, and is all traffic encrypted?

At our office we have bad reception for 3G. We bought a Femtocell device that provides a 3G connection for one specific mobile provider. This device is connected to our network via ethernet. I cannot ...
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1answer
502 views

Is there a FIPS 181 like standard for random password generation with alphanumerical seed?

NIST recommends FIPS 181 as a random password generator for "easy to remember" passwords. As far as I understand the standard: it will generate a password that is lowercase, and with some ...
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0answers
171 views

Browser version 0.0 in visitor logs [closed]

I am seeing quite a few browser "version 0.0" in visitor log. Can anyone explain the significance of this? Please see examples below. Thanks. Safari version 0.0 running on ChromeOS Chrome version 0....
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1answer
224 views

Why do I have keys of strangers in my GPG keychain?

I'm going though my GPG keychain. I've got a key for a few strangers in my keychain. I don't recall exchanging keys and I'm not sure how the public keys came to be installed in the keychain. I think (...
2
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4answers
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Logging server compromised (IptabLes and IptabLex)

I am trying to figure out how it was compromised. They installed IptabLes and IptabLex in /boot. They also added /etc/init.d/IptabLes and /etc/init.d/IptabLex which simply call the respective /boot ...
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Test STARTTLS configuration of SMTP server

Is there an easy way to test an SMTP server to check for configuration issues associated with STARTTLS encryption, and report on whether it has been configured properly so that email will be encrypted ...
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1answer
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SAML, and forcing a re-authentication

I have a use case forced upon me by industry regulation. I wish it wasn't there, but it is. A user logs in to my service, navigates around, etc. The user can perform many actions, but one of the ...
0
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1answer
595 views

Are private git repositories safe?

I've heard from several people that private repository servers like BitBucket are not really safe. I've heard rumours about code being stolen and used by people even out of private repositories. Is ...
0
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1answer
87 views

Email and Black Hole List Submission? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with a spammer and would like to begin submitting their messages to a few black hole lists. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble finding a list. For example mail-abuse.org now ...
1
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1answer
692 views

Who can carry out Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attacks?

We seem to spend a lot of time guarding against Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attacks without discussing who we are actually guarding against. This is important because if these individuals are unlikely ...
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4answers
737 views

Ethical brute force demo on a web login when knowing the password complexity requirements

We are currently having accounts compromised at a substantially high rate. Some in the organization believe that our password complexity requirements is enough to thwart brute force attacks. I wanted ...
3
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1answer
351 views

Utility of multiple signing subkeys when we're restricted to a single encryption subkey in GnuPG (PGP)

As I understand it, GnuPG allows the creation of multiple subkeys, but multiple encryption subkeys are problematic because it's not clear which encryption subkey someone should use when sending a ...
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Is it good practice to ban an IP address if too many login attempts are made from it?

Since an IP address does not necessarily represent a specific device, but probably a whole network/company/etc. does it at all make sense to block an IP address if there is a significant amount of ...
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“A third party is capable of monitoring your network activity” with [imported] certificates?

I installed the CAcert root certificates on my Android device (which is not rooted), so that I could visit websites with server CAcert certificates without getting the "certificate not trusted" ...
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5answers
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Do firewalls always run in userspace?

There are many Firewall solutions for the world on different operating systems: iptables, pf, ipfw. My question is: Does the firewalls run in kernel-space or all of them runs in user-space? (in ...
1
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1answer
793 views

Is there anyway to generate a SAM file?

I was wondering if it is possible to create a windows SAM file. I already tried using chntpw but it seems like it only works under a Redhat based linux, ie I was able to blank/change a Windows 7 ...
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2answers
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ISO 27001 - procedures templates for ISMS at small companies? [closed]

Is anybody use publicly available (or relatively cheap) templates of procedures for ISO 27001 for build own information security management system capable to be conform standard. Any recommendation? ...
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1answer
169 views

Private and public key need to have same algorithm?

The private and the public key from the cert must have the same algorithm, correct? EDIT: Yes of course pub / priv are a key pair. So this code would be legal, to be more flexible (e.g. ECDSA or DSA): ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How do I inject JavaScript into a JPG image and execute it when uploaded?

I've recently joined a security project, and received a task to demonstrate the risk related to an end-user uploading an image containing embedded (malicious) JavaScript code. I used EXIFeditor to ...
0
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3answers
540 views

How Safe Are Encrypted Websites Really?

I was at a coffee shop and had to (I mean had to) check something on my bank account and another account. I figured since the two websites I was viewing were encrypted, and because my computer (I'm on ...
0
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2answers
219 views

RSA for authentication?

Is it possible to use RSA public and private keys to authenticate two computers (or to make sure they're both the right computers)? If so, how? Thanks!
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3answers
3k views

Content-Security-Policy hash of script

<?php header("Content-Security-Policy: default-src 'sha256-".base64_encode(hash('sha256', 'console.log("Hello world");', true))."'"); ?> <script>console.log("Hello world");</script> ...
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2answers
191 views

Ethical question regarding accessible sensitive data at school

Skip to the fifth paragraph for the actual question, before that is some background. I am a highschool student with an interest in computers and penetration testing. Given the restrictions placed on ...
19
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5answers
5k views

Does using the same encryption algorithm multiple times make a difference?

In TrueCrypt I noticed the option to encrypt a volume with multiple encryption algorithms i.e. AES-Twofish-Serpent. Would it be useful to encrypt something with the same algorithm multiple times? For ...
4
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2answers
142 views

SQL abstraction layer : A preventive mechanism for SQLi?

While performing a pentest for a Java based application I came across an SQL (actually HQL) error by simply putting a single quote in one of the request parameters and breaking the syntax of the query....
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1answer
80 views

Resources for reviewing multi-tiered webabbs in Spring, Hibernate or JAX-WS

I need some pointers to any resources (videos from any conferences or general videos, pdf, anything) for secure source code reviewing of multi-tiered web-apps in JAX-WS, Spring or Hibernate. I am ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Security weaknesses in using RSA encrypted MD5 hash of certificate content

Suppose you have an Internet banking site based on a secure web server running the HTTPS protocol via port 443. The server authenticates itself to clients through an X.509 certificate signed by a CA....
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Which AES key length to choose for OpenVPN?

I plan on using OpenVPN on client devices which are small embedded machines, so I must balance between speed and security. The OpenVPN documentation says that it is "general wisdom that 1024-bit keys ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

libraries alternative to gcc stack-protector / fortity source feature on linux

is there external library/approach/whatever to add canary protection (stack-protector equivalent) extra buffer boundary check (fortity source equivalent) on a C software without using glibc / ...
1
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2answers
664 views

I can upload any file to an ASP webapp/IIS server but I do not know where (which folder), is this exploitable?

I'm able to upload any file to an ASP webapp/IIS server. My first though is to upload an ASP shell but I don't know where the file has been uploaded. I have written a Python script that beggining ...
6
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2answers
22k views

Is it possible to crack a PIN / PUK code on a phone SIM card?

When deploying a mobile phone best practices policy, one of the points which were raised was the requirement for the user to protect his SIM card with a PIN. The theory is that three failed attempts ...
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2answers
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Is AES(Rijndael) faster than Blowfish?

I know theoretical that blowfish is much faster than aes. But I benchmarked several algorithms including aes and blowfish for 1MB, 5MB, 10MB etc. files in java 8 platform and bouncy castle library. In ...

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